NEW Guide to install Microsoft Picture It! on Windows 10

There is another way to successfull install PI or DIS using your original non-patched installation disk!

No risky files to download!

Many thanks to Piedro that has first discovered it!

Microsoft digital image suite anniversary edition


Tested with Picture It! 7 / 9 / 10 and Digital Image Suite 2006

- Close all open programs and documents and prepare to install DIS or PI

- Start setup from your original disk

Normally you are prompted by User Account Control to give permission, authorize it.

- Choose the few options available and go on

- At some point you will be presented with the usual little error window:



- Click OK

- Next you will be presented with the second usual error window:




- Don't click OK now, instead sign out the user

The logoff operation can't be carried out because of that window waiting for intervention.

- Wait a few seconds and then click on Cancel, you are returned where you left

- NOW click OK

The installation will end without errors!

More for who want to use the Library

The Library exists only in PI 10 and in DIS and may not work:
you launch it but it does not open.

This typically happens on a fresh clean install of Windows 10 1709 both 32 and 64 bit.

Luckily, the fix is very simple, just add an entry (or two) in the Windows registry.

Download and open the file corresponding to your Windows version, authorize its execution, you will be prompted for confirmation two or three times.

For Windows 32 bit: SharedFilesDir 32bit.reg
For Windows 64 bit: SharedFilesDir 64bit.reg

After that the Library will work without having to do anything anymore.

Important note for owner of Windows 10 1709 32 bit

From my checks, the installation of PI or DIS on Windows 10 1709 32 bit is successful, but it also installs IE6 and this is definitely a bad thing considering that we are now at IE11 and in no way two versions of IE should coexist.

Instructions for owner of Windows 10 1709 32 bit

1) Copy the entire contents of your installation disk to a folder on the Desktop, I called this folder PIDISK.

If the PI or DIS installation media is an ISO file, just open it and it will appear and behave like a CD, then follow step 1).

2) Delete ie6setup.exe from the Desktop folder

PIDISK\...\Redist\IE6\

Close all open programs and documents.

3) Launch the installation of PI or DIS

The file to open is setup.exe in PIDISK.

Normally you are prompted by User Account Control to give permission, authorize it.

- Choose the few options available and go on

- At some point you will be presented with this error window:



- Don't click OK now, instead sign out the user

The logoff operation can't be carried out because of that window waiting for intervention.

- Wait a few seconds and then click on Cancel, you are returned where you left

- NOW click OK

The installation will end without errors!

108 commenti:

  1. I have spent MONTHS looking for a way to reinstall Microsoft Photo Premium 10 and this WORKED! You are a genius. Who would have ever known to STOP at the second error message and logoff and then cancel. Absolutely amazing solution and thank you so much.

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    1. Grazie ha funzionato alla grande...avevo il CD DA 32 BIT.E L'HO INSTALLATO AL PC DA 64 BIT...

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  2. Hi
    I don't understand where and how can I "logoff the user" ? Can you help me please ?
    Thank you.

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    1. Hi Alexia

      There are various ways to logoff, those are the more common:

      - Open the Start Menu, click the user icon and choose "Sign out"

      - Open the Quick Access Menu by hitting Windows + X, point at "Shut down or sign out" and then choose "Sign out"

      4 Ways to Sign out in Windows 10

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    2. I recently uninstalled MS Picture It! 2000 on my Dell Inspiron 660, 64-bit OS, x64-based processor with Wins 10 Pro because it started "non responding" a lot. Now when I install the disc and run "AUTORUN.EXE", it starts the "Setup" and the says to "restart" my PC. I click on "Yes" and the PC restarts and has a "PI" short cut icon on the desktop. I click on that and I get a window saying "Access is denied". I click on "OK" and get a window saying "PI" cannot start and needs 30 mb of space. I click "OK" and get another window saying "Shockwave (SW) not installed. I click on "Yes" to download the latest version os SW and a blank page comes up in Google Chrome. Do you have any suggestions on doing something else. PI has been running great since for the last 4 years until a few months ago. Thanks. Tom Larkin Tucson, AZ

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    3. Picture It! 2000 is a very old version, uninstall it.

      Then try Picture It! 7 or Photo Premium (Picture It!) 10 following my New Guide.

      Picture It! 7
      Picture_it_Express_Version_7.0_Microsoft_2001.iso
      hosted on this archived page
      Picture_it_Express_Version_7.0_Microsoft_2001

      Photo Premium (Picture It!) 10
      https://websteach.info/microsoft-photo-premium-10-free-download/

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    6. I was struggling to Install Microsoft Picture on my Windows 10. Tried couple of times and Failed. Your Instructions were very easy to implement. Thank you very much for this Awesome Guide!!

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    7. I have Picture It 2000 running on W7 64, but if I choose "Save As", the program crashes. Otherwise, it installs and runs fine.

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    8. I have seen this with other programs and was solved by removing some offending locations from File Explorer Favorites.

      Take a look at the following guide and try removing locations that shows anomalies when selected.

      Add Your Own Folders to Favorites in Windows

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    9. Updated link to download Photo Premium (Picture It!) 10:
      MS Photo Premium 10.zip

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  3. Thank you SO MUCH!

    I have no words to express how grateful I am!

    I'm a heavy user of Photoshop, but I always need my PictureIt! I just love this program!

    Thank you!!!

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  4. Thank you SO MUCH!

    I have no words to express how grateful I am!

    Gracias

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  5. Thank you so much ! It worked !!!!!!

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  6. THANK YOU! :D really helped me install on Windows 10 :D!

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  7. Gianni, you are a GENIUS !

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  8. this is brilliant it worked first time on my new windows 10 m/c thank you for the easy to follow instructions while Ive been struggling for a few months with now help from Microsoft your just amazing

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  9. Worked after many unscessufl trys. I have windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron 15-2000 and Picture-it 9.0. Thanks a million

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  10. Thank you very much

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  11. Hi
    Doesn't work on 1803, when you sign out you cant cancel, it wants you to sign back in then the program has closed down, any Idea's

    Many thanks
    Tony

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  12. Questo commento è stato eliminato da un amministratore del blog.

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  13. Does anyone have a link for Microsoft Digital Image?

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  14. Thank a million!!!

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  15. I just installed Win 10 Pro on my PC, with an ISO downloaded today from Microsoft and it does not work. Any ideas?

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  16. Tthank you :-) It works. My mother is happy now!

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  17. THANK YOU SO MUCH !! You have no idea how important this information was to me. I have $$$k in programs and I always have to import pictures into Picture It for certain things. It now works perfect.

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  18. fantastic, been using it for years on win 10 but i had to reset on win 10 fall update and it would not install, all good now thank you

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  19. Amazing, you are a genius. Thank you so much for this.

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  20. This is totally amazing. THANKS very much.
    I will have to post your link on the other pages I searched but did not have the solution.
    Again, marvelous and easy instructions.

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  21. gracias, es realmente increíble, pudiste encontrar una solución extremadamente simple ante algo que parecia imposible. eres un genio

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  22. Thank you sooooooo much for sharing this fix. I'd be lost without my M'soft Digital Image Full Version. I've used the fix twice now and it's so simple and it works. Love you guys!

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  23. Ah -So CLOSE! I did exactly as described and all seemed well, it did indeed say that it had installed correctly, but when trying to open the app, I am told I did not agree to the end user licesnce agreement and I need to reinstall. Now It wont let me get passed the permission to make changes to my computer. Properly stuck now.

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    1. Please give me more details and screenshots of your errors!

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  24. Hello,

    Very thanks from French User ( je bois un verre à votre santé :) )

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  25. Bonjour et merci,

    Fonctionne parfaitement, merci, j'ai cherché des années......

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  26. Thank you very much man! If you ever visit Greece you have drinks on me

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  27. Thank you!!!! You are a lifesaver!

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  28. Thank you! How you figured this out...it doesn't matter, it worked! All the best :)

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  29. Thank You! Worked perfectly first time I tried it. A godsend!

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  30. Thank you so much. I've been trying for months to install PI on new computer with W10. Took me a few goes as I'm not so great with computers but I finally did it. Thanks again, you are a legend!

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  31. Thank You so very much!! Please archive this page so that it can't be lost for others in the f uture. It's Brilliant!

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  32. thank you so much I had tried everything, you are wonderful. I have close to a 1000 png. picture it templates and files.

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  33. When I put the install disk in - it said had to update MDAC and would restart computer and install disk - just restarted and said same thing - got in loop - nothing happened??

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  34. Try to update MDAC then retry to install PI.

    Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 SP1
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=5793

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  35. Like everyone else, thank you. I can now use my Picture it Pro again on Windows 10 64 bit. Well done whoever thought of the sign out.

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  36. It's work. It's work !!!!! Many many thanks !!!

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  37. I'm nearly in tears with both this process AND !@#$%^& we-know-what's-best microsoft. I've installed successfully both this AND 'photo premium 10' (as an alternate), both work(ed) fine FOR A WHILE and now....BOTH maddeningly keep freezing/crashing, necessitating task manager to exit. Have uninstalled both and am absolutely INSANELY furious with microsoft for routinely screwing their PAYING customers by doing away with perfectly-viable products and/or making them literally IMPOSSIBLY incompatible with updated OS platforms.

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  38. Thank you so much Gianni! It works perfect, very easy to follow the instructions.

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  39. The old Microsoft Photo Premium 10 works better than the tools provided by Windows 10
    Took some time to understand what to do but it worked fine! Many thanks.

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  40. Hooraaahhh! It worked! PI is OLD, but so am I and still use it for certain functions. THANX!

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  41. Tausend Dank !!!!! Endlich kann ich mein geliebtes Picture It wieder benutzen. Ich habe eine Woche nach einer Lösung gesucht.
    Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland

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  42. PERFECT! I got my picture it pro back!
    However did you figure it out?

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  43. Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! I have trying to install my MSPI10 for months, on my new laptop. I tried everything. Nothing worked, until now. Just before I found this article I had downloaded and uninstalled over 5 other photo editing programs. None are like MSPI10. Then your article popped up. I was like, "Really? Could it be that easy?" and it was. Oh, I have renamed my 1st born, 44 yr old son, after you :)

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  44. Grazie amico mio, sei il più forte

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  45. Wow. I can't believe that worked. Thanks so much.

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  46. Thanks a bunch. It installed on the first try.

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  47. Thank you Suzanne. This worked amazingly. Took me a couple tries to figure out what you meant by "log off". My PC calls that process a "Sign Off". Once I figured that out, it went really smoothly. Glad to have my MS Picture It 7 back. Like seeing an old friend. Thanks again!

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  48. Thank you so much for the solution to this for Windows 10. For some reason, my Picture It 7 and 9 both installed even more simply. I started installing with disc but didn’t get any error messages; instead, it would just install to about halfway and stay there, stuck. So at that point, I shut down the computer/signed out (with disc still in). When I turned it back on, the complete program was installed with icon on the desktop! YAY!!!

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  49. Thank you so much! I hav been trying really hard to get Picture It 10 installed on Windows 10. I followed your instructions and everything is working now!

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  50. Thank you very much. I have another problem with a script error. Could you help me please ?

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  51. Saluti dal Messico, sei un DIO, hai reso felice questo vecchio, Picture It! È uno strumento che uso da più di 10 anni e non c'è niente di simile, ti ringrazio per aver rilanciato il mio software!

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  52. 10/19/19 Just successfully installed MS PI 9 on a Win 10 64 bit V1809. Your instructions are very accurate and complete. Thank you so much. Ed F Arizona

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  53. Link to download picture it 10 (photo premium) doesn't work. I love picture it 10. Please refresh or share the link to download it.

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  54. Hallo dass liegt daran dass der Internet Explorer nicht auf windows 10 usw. installiert werden kann. Die einfachste möglichkeit den Fehler zu beheben ist die .msi datei zu bearbeiten dass der Internet explorer nicht mehr installiert wird.

    1: Ordner an beliebigen Ort erstellen

    2: Inhalt von CD1 komplett in Ordner von Schritt 1 kopieren

    3: CD2 öffnen und den inhalt des Ordners \PIP\PI7 in die jeweiligen Unterverzeichnisse von Schritt 1 kopieren (Damit die Installationsdaten vollständig vorhanden sind)

    4: Tool SuperOrca (.msi Editor) downloaden und installieren SuperOrca - Download

    5: Öffnet die Datei PI7.msi oder PI.msi jenach Version im ordner von schritt 1 \PIP\PI7.msi mit SuperOrca

    6: navigiert links zu installexecuteSequence

    7: markiert die beiden zeilen "Install_Internet_Explorer*" und SetIE_Installed" macht Rechtsklick und Drop Rows

    8: dann oben auf Tools klicken und dort Rebuild MSI File klicken

    9: zukünftig dass setup einfach vom Ordner Schritt 1\PIP\__pi7.msi starten



    Empfehlung: Sichert euch am besten den Ornder für zukünftige Installationen.

    Bei mir funktioniert dass Setup und dass Programm seitdem Problemlos.



    Video Tutorial von mir:



    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OYchYVg9wrU1izHDiXLTaWJFrGbK2AC3/preview





    Hoffe es hat euch geholfen.



    Mfg Flo

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    1. VIELEN VIELEN VIELEN DANK AN Flo (skyfighter90)

      DU BIST EINEN ENGEL !!

      ES LAEUFT PRIMA

      ALLES OK

      GROSSEN KUSS

      BARBARA

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    2. ICH HABE ES GETEST AUF DER GANZ LETZTE VERSION VON WINDOWS 10 PRO

      INSTALLIERT

      UND ALLES OK

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  55. Thank you so much Gianni, you are a master!! . I like to add just a little thing more because when i sign out window was not waiting for intervention and imidiatly restarted! So the next time i put my printer to work and pull the usb cord out so he was also waiting. Now i signed out and this time it worked like you said! You made a whole lot of people happy again. Thank you so much again.

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  56. Hello All,

    I Have upload the lastest version Microsoft Photo pro picture it 10 was patched with the software Superorca (say be Flo (skyfighter90)) and is now ready to install on all versions of Windows 10 pro (inclusives the lastest versions)

    here is the download link :

    https://uptobox.com/porzif6sp211

    or

    https://uptobox.com/bdaljtp9kxkv

    enjoy !!!

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  57. Gianni, thankyou, you are a brilliant Man!

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  58. where can I find free download for picture It for Windows 10 pro

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  59. Holy cow! I can't believe that works! Amazing! Thank you!

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  60. Hi Guys
    Does not work on my Win10 1909
    Any idea?

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    1. Oups...
      Woks wellon Win10 1909
      Thanks a lot!
      NB: I did not understand "sign out" means "sign out from windows session"!

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  61. ta weno el programa bro, te felicito.

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  62. iba a escribir el comentario en ingles pero se me facilita en español.

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  63. Any way to download the program files for Picture It! 10? I no longer have my disk nor does my new computer have a disk reader.

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    1. Hi Gil, I have already posted a link in a comment a few months ago!

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  64. Ringo McGoogle26 aprile 2020 16:47

    Hi Gianni,

    I made a registry key which, when added to the registry, will allow
    Picture It! to install on a Windows 10 computer without attempting to
    install Explorer 5 or 6, and fail. The key is set up for version 4.0
    but should be adaptable to accommodate other builds as well.

    Copy everyting below:






    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Picture It!]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Picture It!\4.0]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Picture It!\4.0\Settings]
    "FirstTime"=hex:00
    "UserCatalogPath"="C:\\Users\\DINO\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\Picture It!\\Catalog"
    "ShowStartup"=hex:00
    "DefaultMeasurementUnit"=hex:03
    "ShowIntro"=hex:01
    "PlaySounds"=hex:00
    "ShowTooltips"=hex:01
    "UseCtrlZoomMouse"=hex:00
    "MyPicturePath"="C:\\Users\\DINO\\Desktop"
    "Maximized"=hex:01,00,00,00
    "FrameRect"=hex:f8,ff,ff,ff,f8,ff,ff,ff,88,07,00,00,18,04,00,00
    "ToolBarOn"=dword:10000000
    "AdvancedMenusOn"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\4.0]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\4.0\Registration]
    "ProductID"="00616-OEM-0000007-00000"
    "DigitalProductID"=hex:a4,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,30,30,36,31,36,2d,4f,45,4d,2d,\
    30,30,30,30,30,30,37,2d,30,30,30,30,30,00,07,00,00,00,34,30,30,2d,30,30,31,\
    35,39,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,3d,7e,74,b7,db,ab,c0,a0,17,c9,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,70,14,8d,56,c8,eb,0d,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,35,37,35,30,32,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,f2,0f,\
    00,00,30,73,a4,c4,00,08,00,00,85,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2e,1f,86,8e
    "ProductName"="Microsoft Picture It! 2000"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\4.0\Settings]
    "LanguageResources::UILanguage"="3081"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\Content]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\Content\4.0]
    @="Picture It! 2000 CD"
    "path"="E:\\Content\\Pic1_Art"
    "label"="PI2K_1"
    "volid"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\Content\Catalogs]
    "Path1"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Picture It!\\Content\\Pic1_Art\\pic1_art.mmc"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\InstallDest]
    "Path"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Picture It!\\"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\InstallRoot]
    "PicArt On HD"="0"
    "Path"="E:\\"
    "TYPICAL"="0"
    "WorksSuiteSetup"="1"
    "Project On HD"="0"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Picture It!\PhotoNet]
    "LookupServerName"="kodak.photonet.com"
    "LookupServerPort"=dword:00000bc3
    "UploadServerName"="kodak.photonet.com"
    "UploadServerPort"=dword:00000bc3
    "PrintUploadServerName"="kodakpn.photonet.com"
    "PrintUploadServerPort"=dword:00000bc3



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  65. Brilliant. Just worked for Digital Image Pro 10.

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  66. Superb! Magic, works flawlessly, very happy.

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  67. Thank you very much, really!!! I tried everything without any success, and I was resigned to learning how to use other softwares... this simple guide solved all my problems!

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  68. Thank you so much, working today with Windows 10 Home version 2004

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  69. Gracias y felicidades. Sigue funcionando en Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2.

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  70. Bonjour, j'aurais une petite question à vous s'il vous plaît! Quand je fais l'ajout d'une nouvelle police d'écriture dans Microsoft picture Pro 10 ( Windows 10 ) la police écriture est bien ajouter dans la liste, mais par contre ça n'affiche pas les lettres quand on écrit.
    Merci d'avance pour votre réponse.
    Cordialement.

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    1. Sorry but I can't help you with your issue, but you can ask on more specific discussion groups like this on Facebook: MicrosoftPictureIt

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  71. Hmm can someone explain how to add this registry key. I am a bit hesitant to make registry changes without being
    exactly sure what I am doing.

    Thank you

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    1. Are you talking about the registry keys posted by Ringo McGoogle on april 26 2020 16:47 ?
      I haven't tested it, so do it at your own risk.
      Try my guide!
      No modifications needed! No risk!

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  72. When I log back in Gianni the loading process seems to have vanished any idea what I am doing wrong?

    Somma

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    1. One of the following:
      a) you are not following correctly the instructions
      b) there is something wrong going on and is very difficult for me to diagnose

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  73. Gianni! Thank you very, very, very much. You are so genius. You helped me so so so much. I am forever thankful. ♪♪

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  74. I set Windows 10 to Windows 7 compatibility for Picture It 2000 and it works fine like butter. No problems whatsoever on a brand new 2021 Vaio Z with i7 cpu. Any other compatibility setting like Windows XP will not work.

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  75. Works 95%! Thank you, Gianni, for this awesome hack!

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  76. this work for picture it 10 premium
    until I got to it trying to install flash I just cancelled the install and had to close it from task manager
    but picture works thanks so much

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  77. I successfully installed MS Picture It Premium 10 using my CD. Want to launch the Library but I don't know how to do this "add an entry (or two) in the Windows registry" and the following actions you suggested. Pls teach me how to do this Gianni. Winda

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    1. Hey! Lost my cds for the install and I'd love to have it on my new computer. Please email me ty

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    2. Refresh this page and search for "Updated link".

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  78. Thank you very very mutch Gianni,
    you have solved the problem wauw thx
    Best regards
    Pat

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